Archive for 2012

Movie Review: Les Miserables

MOVIE REVIEW: LES MISERABLES Go see this movie. If you’ve never seen the the stage play, this is the way to catch a faithful version of it in your local cinema. If you’ve already seen the stage play, then you already know. It was more than I expected, and I had high expectations. This is…

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History of the End of the World

HISTORY OF THE END OF THE WORLD We’ve heard lots of talk and seen lots of stories about how today will be the end of the world. As popularized in the John Cusack movie 2012, the story goes that on December 21, 2012 — 12/21/12 in the US or 21/12/12 for those in other parts…

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The Aftermath: Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs

THE AFTERMATH: WALDO CANYON FIRE IN COLORADO SPRINGS (updated July 1) Evacuee, displaced, couch surfer, mendicant… Following the evacuation because of the wildfire flare up into the city of Colorado Springs, the evacuation order for my neighborhood has been lifted. This may be temporary, as other neighborhoods this week went from evacuation to pre-evacuation (return),…

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Wildfire in Colorado Springs: the Waldo Canyon Fire

WILDFIRE IN COLORADO SPRINGS It is said that all politics is local. Perhaps all history is personal. Wildfire exploded into the city of Colorado Springs late yesterday. The wind changed and doubled in speed to 65 MPH and moved down the mountain side from the national forest above breaking through two contingency lines that firefighters…

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History of World IPv6 Launch Day: June 6, 2012

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HISTORY OF WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH DAY What happens on June 6, 2012? The Internet Society is sponsoring World IPv6 Launch Day. On June 6, 2012 over fifty access networks and more than 2,500 websites — including Cisco, Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Yahoo — will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main…

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History of Charles Dickens: 200 years

HISTORY OF CHARLES DICKENS Today marks the 200th birthdate of Charles Dickens, considered by many the greatest English writer since Shakespeare — at least he was during his lifetime in the Victorian age. He enjoyed the distinction of fame and a measure of financial success during his lifetime, starting in his 20s. Many of his…

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